The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 69 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 29 31 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.42% 1.82% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 1.89% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 14
Average salary £64,500 £60,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -22.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,300 £48,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £61,215 £88,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1142 1642 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.33% 96.42% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1255 1289
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +23 18 £62,500 +2.09% 1
Wilmslow +3 8 £65,500 - 1
Knutsford +7 1 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 21 (48.84%) TOGAF
2 19 (44.19%) Oracle
3 18 (41.86%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) CRM
4 13 (30.23%) Finance
4 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
5 12 (27.91%) Project Management
6 11 (25.58%) Service Management
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) .NET
7 10 (23.26%) Web Services
7 10 (23.26%) EMC
7 10 (23.26%) Cisco
7 10 (23.26%) IBM
7 10 (23.26%) VMware
7 10 (23.26%) NetApp
7 10 (23.26%) Citrix
7 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
7 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (23.26%) Zachman Framework
7 10 (23.26%) Presales
8 9 (20.93%) Line Management
8 9 (20.93%) Degree
8 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
8 9 (20.93%) ITIL
9 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
9 8 (18.60%) XML
9 8 (18.60%) XSLT
9 8 (18.60%) MySQL
9 8 (18.60%) SQL Server

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (4.65%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (18.60%) IaaS
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (18.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) CTI
1 2 (4.65%) H.323
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) VoIP
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) DB2
1 8 (18.60%) MySQL
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Publishing
3 5 (11.63%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Advertising
5 2 (4.65%) Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Billing
6 1 (2.33%) Electronics
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) Web Services
3 8 (18.60%) XML
3 8 (18.60%) XSLT
4 2 (4.65%) EJB
4 2 (4.65%) SAP Business Workflow
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) Java EE
5 1 (2.33%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (18.60%) CMDB
2 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) IVR
3 2 (4.65%) Social Media
3 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) TOGAF
2 13 (30.23%) CRM
3 12 (27.91%) Project Management
4 11 (25.58%) Service Management
5 10 (23.26%) Presales
5 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
5 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.26%) Zachman Framework
6 9 (20.93%) ITIL
6 9 (20.93%) Line Management
7 8 (18.60%) Business Development
7 8 (18.60%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (18.60%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (18.60%) IT Governance
7 8 (18.60%) ITIL V3
7 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
7 8 (18.60%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
7 8 (18.60%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) ABAP
3 2 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) PL/1
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 8 (18.60%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) PMI Certification
2 8 (18.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Oracle
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) Cisco
3 10 (23.26%) Citrix
3 10 (23.26%) EMC
3 10 (23.26%) IBM
3 10 (23.26%) NetApp
3 10 (23.26%) VMware
4 8 (18.60%) BMC
4 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
4 8 (18.60%) HP
4 8 (18.60%) Juniper
5 6 (13.95%) SAP
6 3 (6.98%) Cognizant
7 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.65%) Avaya
7 2 (4.65%) Genesys
7 2 (4.65%) OpenText
8 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
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